Cdv of Wounded Ohio General Benjamin F. Coates, taken as Lt. Colonel of the 91st Ohio Infantry. Please see his biography below.
Very minor crease to the albumen itself, pencil id for both Coates and the Gallipolis, Ohio photographer on the back.
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Benjamin Franklin Coates, son of Aquila and Rachel Pidgeon Coates, was born in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, in 1827. His parents, Quakers of Winchester, Virginia, migrated to Ohio four years prior to Coates’ birth. Coates studied medicine with Dr. Aquila Jones of Wilmington, the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He began the practice of medicine in Highland County, Ohio. In 1857, Coates married Elizabeth J. Patterson, the daughter of John J. Patterson, a prominent politician of Adams County, Ohio. In 1861, Dr. Coates was elected to the Ohio Senate as a Democrat. At odds with his party, Coates voted with the Republicans on all matters relative to the Civil War. Concluding his legislative duties in May of 1862, Dr. Coates enlisted as the lieutenant colonel of the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He received a leave of absence from his military duties in the spring of 1863 and 1864 to fulfill his congressional duties. Colonel Coates was wounded at the Battle of Halltown, Virginia. He was later promoted to the colonelcy of his regiment and brevetted brigadier general in March of 1865.
Following the war, Coates continued his medical practice in Portsmouth, Ohio. He became the deputy collector of internal revenue, the receiver of the Cincinnati and Eastern Railway Co., and a member of the board of elections of Portsmouth. Rutherford B. Hayes, while serving as governor of Ohio, appointed him to serve on the board of the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. During the Civil War, the regiments of Hayes and Coates were brigaded together in the Shenandoah Valley. Dr. Coates died at Portsmouth, Ohio in 1899, leaving a widow, a son, Joseph, and two daughters, Lillian and Sarah."
Benjamin Franklin Coates
Residence was not listed; 35 years old.
Enlisted on 8/10/1862 as a Lieut Colonel.
On 9/7/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 91st Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/24/1865 at Cumberland, MD
He was listed as:
* Wounded 8/24/1864 Halltown, VA
* Colonel 12/9/1864
* Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet
born 6/23/1827 in Clinton County, OH
Member of GAR Post # 164 (Baily) in Portsmouth, OH
died 5/6/1899 in Portsmouth, OH